Posts tagged "prada"

Wes Anderson And Roman Coppola Make Short Films For Prada

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola are something of a movie-making dream team, and they’ve taken their quirky, manic-pixie-dream-film aesthetic and lent it to Prada for a series of advertorial vignettes. Their collaborative campaign for the fashion house’s latest perfume, Candy L’eau, stars French actress Lea Seydoux as the titular Candy, a baby bangs-wearing ingenue trapped…

Rachel Krause / March 31, 2013

Milan Fashion Week Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear: Days 1-6

The last of the big-name shows culminated last night after six days in Milan, with today’s events devoted to little-known up-and-coming Italian designers. Today marks the start of the most fashion-y fashion week of all: Paris! We’re summing up Milan with Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, Prada, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, and Giorgio Armani, after the jump…

Rachel Krause / February 26, 2013

Love It Or Leave It: Is This New Prada Campaign All Flower Power Or Failure?

There was a time in the early ’90s when sunflowers were totally ubiquitous. I’m pretty sure TV’s “Blossom” had a terrible sunflower hat, and sunflowers were the ’90s symbol for some kind of whitewashed take on ’60s bohemianism. So perhaps that’s why I’m not super into the new ads from Prada, featuring supermodels Amber Valletta…

Julie Gerstein / December 22, 2012

Gwen Stefani And Prada Are Cool With Coloring Outside The (Lip) Lines

I’m like a magpie as far as beauty products go — I’m drawn instinctively to anything bright, sparkly, bizarre, or beautiful — but when it comes to what I put on my own face, I’m an unlikely makeup classicist, and I most definitely stay inside the lines. At the S/S 2013 Prada show in Milan,…

Rachel Krause / September 27, 2012

France Launches A Massive Ad Campaign Targeting Owners Of Counterfeit Luxury Goods

The production of counterfeit luxury goods is a criminal offense, and designers have always been vocal in their condemnation of the practice. Last week, Prada chief executive officer (and Miuccia’s husband) Patrizio Bertelli stoked controversy when he shared his opinion on the matter, saying, “Fake goods aren’t totally bad; at least it created jobs at…

Rachel Krause / May 31, 2012

Well Played: Princess Charlene Of Monaco At The F1 Grand Prix

Princess Charlene of Monaco has a formidable sense of style, but given her role as, you know, royalty, she doesn’t get too many chances to put it on display. Mainly resigned to lackluster shades of beige and grey, Charlene always works a great fit and stylish footwear, but her ensembles are rarely anything to write…

Rachel Krause / May 30, 2012

Prada Produces An Aesthetically Pleasing Short Film Directed By Roman Polanski

High fashion films have a track record of being consistently gorgeous. I’m not talking about, say, “The Devil Wears Prada” (though I will never not argue that it’s one of the best movies ever), but rather the type of high-brow videos that result from collaborations between fashion houses and illustrious directors. Take, for instance, Marti…

Rachel Krause / May 23, 2012

Carey Mulligan Puts The Prada Dress She Wore To The Met Ball On eBay For Charity

As if we needed any additional reasons to adore the extremely adorable Carey Mulligan, here’s one more: the starlet placed her Met Gala dress on eBay yesterday, with all the proceeds from the auction going to Oxfam America. The custom Prada dress (constructed of silver and gold metal paillettes, if you recall) began at the…

Rachel Krause / May 13, 2012

Stephen Colbert Begs Anna Wintour Not To Suck Him Into “Her Gay World”

Anna Wintour expressed a rare bit of enthusiasm on last night’s “Colbert Report” in discussing President Obama’s support of gay marriage. “I am thrilled,” Wintour managed to get out with a smile, even. “There were tears in the office at Vogue today. I think it’s a long overdue endorsement. And oh, they also discussed the…

Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2012

The 2012 Costume Institute Gala/Met Ball: The Good

The Met Ball, held each year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is Fashion with a capital F’s version of the Oscars. Okay, so no awards are given out — this year’s gala celebrated “parallels between Miuccia and the late Elsa Schiaparelli” — but the red carpet arrivals put the Academy…

Julie Gerstein / May 8, 2012

Prada Teams Up With The Artist Behind Paris Vs. New York For A Series Of GIFs

Is it just me, or have GIFs become increasingly popular with the fashion set? First, the controversial “Haute Mess” GIFs for Vogue Italia, followed by Miu Miu’s hypnotizing handbag pornography. The next establishment to try their hand at the medium is Prada, who partnered with graphic designer Vahram Muratyan (of Paris versus New York fame

Rachel Krause / April 29, 2012

Would You Wear: Freida Pinto’s Prada Car Dress?

Nylon’s April cover girl Freida Pinto came out Tuesday night to celebrate the mag’s 13th anniversary in LA in head-to-toe Prada. While the gorgeous Indian actress usually sticks to simple solids on the red carpet, she veered off the beaten path for the event in a colorblocked frock unlike anything we’ve ever seen: the skirt…

Rachel Krause / April 14, 2012

Prada Goes For Gas Station Chic

This new promo video for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection is intended to show off the line’s newest glamorous designs. But the gas station setting makes me think of only one thing — the hilarious gas station gasoline fight in “Zoolander.” Probably not what Prada was going for … [YouTube]…

Julie Gerstein / February 4, 2012

Stars Fête Prada’s 24-Hour Museum

As I’m sure you’re well aware, Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is in full swing, and so is all the festivity that comes along with it. Last night, the biggest (and most notoriously fun-loving) fashion superstars this side of the Rive Gauche celebrated the launch of Prada’s 24 hour museum. A collaboration between Prada and…

rachelkrause / January 28, 2012

A Bunch Of Famous Guys Walked In Prada’s Show

If you’re Miuccia Prada, you don’t get just anybody to walk in your fashion show. No, no, you enlist some of your famous friends — like Tim Roth, Willem Dafoe and Emile Hirsch — to pretty themselves up and walk the catwalk for your Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Keep clicking to see who channeled their inner…

Julie Gerstein / January 17, 2012

Michael Pitt Cries For Prada

Okay, so we’re sad that Michael Pitt’s “Boardwalk Empire” character Jimmy Darmody was (SPOILER ALERT) killed off this past season, but look! Here he is! Looking as hot as ever in these Prada menswear ads. And with a guitar, even. More pics from the campaign, after the jump!

Julie Gerstein / December 22, 2011

Prada’s New Ads Feature a Fantasy World Where Models In Prada Pump Their Own Gas

High fashion photographers crack me up sometimes — especially when they explicitly flirt with mixing highbrow couture with lowbrow settings. Take this ad campaign shot by Stephen Meisel for Prada, in which top models Meghan Collison, Natasha Poly, Elise Crombez, Ymre Stiekema and Kathryn Kruger laze around vintage automobiles at a gas station in Prada…

Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2011

Tobey Maguire Is The New Face Of Prada — Huh?

We never thought of Tobey Maguire as much of a style icon, but apparently Miuccia Prada saw something high fashion behind his nerdy exterior. She’s tapped him to be the face of her Fall/Winter 2011 menswear line, shot by David Sims. I’m still not sure it’s working for me. He looks a little out of…

Julie Gerstein / June 18, 2011

Prada Mary Janes Come With Their Own Legs

If these Prada Mary Jane boots creep you out too much to wear, you could always throw fishnets and a lampshade over them a la “A Christmas Story.” Something tells me that will be the fate of all the pairs of these $1,500 boots. [Racked]…

Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2011

Do Not Want: Terrifying Simpson’s Feet

Haven’t you always wanted to look like a Matt Groening character? We thought so. And so does Prada’s shoe designer, apparently, who has whipped up these terrifying, cartoonish, Marge Simpson-esque shoe boots for your shoe-obsessed pleasure. [Shoelust]…

Julie Gerstein / March 18, 2011
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